List of ambassadors of the United States to Angola

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Ambassador of the United States to Angola
Embaixador dos Estados Unidos em Angola
U.S. Department of State official seal.svg
Seal of the United States Department of State
Nina Maria Fite official photo.jpg
Incumbent
Nina Maria Fite

since February 14, 2018
Nominator The President of the United States
Appointer The President
with Senate advice and consent
Inaugural holder Edmund T. De Jarnette
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Formation May 9, 1994
Website ao.usembassy.gov

Angola became independent of Portugal in 1975, but the U.S. did not recognize the Government of Angola declared by the MPLA. The U.S. recognized Angola after multiparty elections were held in 1992.[1]

The United States established relations with the Republic of Angola through the opening of a Liaison Office in Luanda on January 10, 1992, with Jeffrey Millington as Director. The United States recognized the government of on Angola May 19, 1993. The first ambassador was appointed on May 9, 1994.

Ambassadors

  • Edmund De Jarnette – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 9, 1994
    • Presented credentials: July 14, 1994
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 24, 1995
  • Donald Steinberg – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: June 27, 1995
    • Presented credentials: September 15, 1995
    • Terminated mission: Left post November 6, 1998
  • Joseph Sullivan – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: October 22, 1998
    • Presented credentials: December 17, 1998
    • Terminated mission: Left post August 16, 2001
  • Christopher Dell – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: August 8, 2001
    • Presented credentials: October 26, 2001
    • Terminated mission: Left post, July 12, 2004
  • Cynthia Efird – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: July 2, 2004
    • Presented credentials: August 31, 2004
    • Terminated mission: 2007
  • Dan Mozena – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 19, 2007
    • Presented credentials: January 9, 2008
    • Terminated mission: 2010
  • Christopher McMullen – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: September 30, 2010
    • Presented credentials: March 3, 2011
    • Terminated mission: June 2013
  • Helen La Lime – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: May 15, 2014
    • Presented credentials: May 19, 2014
    • Terminated mission: January 20, 2017
  • Nina Maria Fite – Career FSO
    • Title: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
    • Appointed: November 20, 2017
    • Presented credentials: February 14, 2018
    • Terminated mission: Incumbent

Notes

  1. ^ "Angola". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2011-06-11.

See also

References

External links

  • Official website
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